What to Expect
The first step is always a free consultation. We come to your home to see what you are thinking of selling. MYTH: Furniture is the backbone of an estate sale, IT'S NOT. Furniture is hard to sell, it is the "littles" around the home that draw in shoppers. Once we have seen everything we can put together a plan of action tailored to your situation. We charge a percentage of the sales as a built-in incentive for us to get the most money for your items. No set-up or labor fees.
We show up with our equipment for staging and photographing. While grouping and photographing in your home (or off-site), we begin advertising your sale to the public using special venues specific to the estate sale community, making certain the right people know about it!
For an in-home sale, expect a 7 -10 days to prepare the home, plus the 2-3 day sale. An online auction is typically a 7 day auction and will end on a Wednesday. The following Friday/Saturday will be the pick-up days in your home. We are there to meet the customers to hand them their purchases. If there are remaining items in the home to be sold (apart from the auction) we have them priced and ready for in-home shoppers.
Normally in an Estate Sale/auction almost everything sells, but there may be items that remain. We will discuss this with you during the consultation as you may want to keep the remaining items or donate them. We can also suggest clean out companies. You will receive a check from us within a week with your percentage of the sales and the accounting.